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AsturianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of the masculine article el.

ArticleEdit

l’ m

  1. (definite) the
Usage notesEdit
  • The masculine singular article el contracts to l' before a word beginning with a vowel or h: l’asturianu (the Asturian), l’hermanu (the brother)
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Contraction of the feminine article la.

ArticleEdit

l’ f

  1. (definite) the
Usage notesEdit
  • The feminine singular article la contracts to l' before a word beginning with a or ha: l’asturiana (the Asturian), l’habitación (the habitation)
Related termsEdit

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

l' m or f

  1. Contraction of el; the
  2. Contraction of la; the

Usage notesEdit

el is contracted to l' before a vowel or h-. la is contracted to l' before a vowel or h-, except before a following (h)i- or (h)u-.

PronounEdit

l'

  1. Contraction of el.
  2. Contraction of la.

Usage notesEdit

See above.

DeclensionEdit


EsperantoEdit

ArticleEdit

l' (definite)

  1. (poetic) Apocopic form of la the

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

l’ m or f (singular, definite)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of le, la: the

PronounEdit

l’ m or f (third-person singular)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of le, la: him, her, it
Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


FriulianEdit

Friulian Definite Articles
singular plural
masculine il
l'
i
feminine  la
l'
lis

ArticleEdit

l’ m or f (definite)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of il, la the

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contration of li, from French lui.

PronounEdit

l'

  1. Alternative spelling of l; contraction of li.

IdoEdit

ArticleEdit

l'

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of la the

ItalianEdit

Italian Definite Articles
singular plural
masculine il
lo/l'
i
gli
feminine  la/l' le

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

l’ m or f (definite)

  1. (before vowels) Apocopic form of il/lo, la; the

PronounEdit

l’ m or f (apocopate)

  1. (before vowels) Apocopic form of lo, la; him, her, it

Usage notesEdit

  • Optionally elides before a vowel, especially before ho and ha: l'ho, l'ha. Elision before other verbs beginning with a stressed vowel is less common: lo era instead of l'era, lo è instead of l'è.

See alsoEdit


LadinEdit

ArticleEdit

l' f (singular)

  1. the (before a vowel)

See alsoEdit


LigurianEdit

ArticleEdit

l' m sg (definite)

  1. (before a vowel) the (+ a masculine name in the singular)

Middle FrenchEdit

ArticleEdit

l'

  1. elided form of le, la

Usage notesEdit

  • Earlier manuscripts omit the apostrophe
  • lamethe soul

NeapolitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ille, illa

ParticleEdit

l' m and f (singular and plural definite)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of 'o, 'a the

Old FrenchEdit

ArticleEdit

l'

  1. (before a vowel sound) Apocopic form of la/le; the

Usage notesEdit

  • Original manuscripts omit the apostrophe
  • lamethe soul